I’m super excited!! From the moment I moved into my home I had visions of getting a floor to ceiling built-in bookcase made for the alcove in my lounge, and finally the moment has arrived when I get to do it! Thanks to the fabulous Nev & Rhenda from iKhaya, Justin and I will shortly have a fantastic record-cum-bookshelf to display all our bits on. Cannot wait! But of course I need to make space for it (you know I’d never have left that alcove bare while I waited!) so this oregon pine bookshelf needs to go. I originally bought the bookshelf to use as open shelves for my clothes in my bedroom, but of course it didn’t take me long to find a set of matching cupboards that I just had to have, so the bookshelf moved upstairs to fulfill a more conventional role. And it’s served me well sitting in my lounge – it has loads of space for books, and it looks great with other pieces added into the mix too (I used to display my collection of ashtrays on the middle shelf). Plus if you’re stuck in the dark ages like me, the one shelf has a bit of a lip, so is perfect for storing CDs (without the lip the CDs are prone to falling off the shelf and don’t sit as neatly). It may be a wee bit cottagey, but it’s still simple enough to fit into most decor schemes, and I’d take it any day over some of the modern horrors I’ve seen out there that try to pass themselves off as bookshelves!
Dimensions: 203cm tall x 105cm wide x 33cm deep
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